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Happy Pi Day! In celebration of math’s most famous ratio, this week’s picks explore probability and come full circle….

1. There Might Be Others at New York Live Arts

Photo by Maria Baranova.

Photo by Maria Baranova.

With live music and real-time decision making, Rebecca Lazier’s NYLA debut is sure to captivate. Set to Terry Riley’s IN C, with a live score by Dan Trueman, the fourteen dancers will move spontaneously through set modules of movement while the twelve musicians do the same with sound. The only way to know what happens, is to go see and hear it for yourself.

3/16 -3/19 7:30p

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2. Stealing Time at GK Arts Center in DUMBO

The Gelsey Kirkland Ballet, the performing wing of Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet, performs a new work by Kirkland’s husband and art partner, the choreographer Michael Chernov, to music by Kurt Weill. Playing with the concept of illusions, the disconnect between “what our eyes see and think they see”, this show is a dark odyssey about temptation and perspective and a chance to see the next generation of dance artists (whom Kirkland has been nurturing to be actors first, dancers second) performing to music not often used to accompany movement.

3/17 – 3/19 7:30p, 3/20 2p

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Written by Candice Thompson

After more than a decade in Brooklyn, Candice Thompson is now an Atlanta-based artist and writer. Prior to dancing with the Milwaukee Ballet Company and ad hoc Ballet, she trained with Kee Juan Han at the School of Ballet Arizona and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She founded LOLAstretch Dancewear in 2000 and has designed costumes for a variety of theater and dance companies across the country. She recently received a masters degree in Literary Nonfiction from Columbia University’s Creative Writing Program and more of her dance writing can be found in the pages of Dance Magazine, Pointe, and Dance Teacher.